Rondinara beach is more secluded that the other beaches we visited in the area during our Corsica vacation. After a winding drive off the main road through the dusty countryside, you are rewarded with a beautiful bay with sandy beaches all around. Since it’s more remote than other beaches, make sure to bring everything you need (especially drinking water) instead of planning to go out for supplies in the middle of the day.
Here is an aerial view of Rondinara beach. The road ends at the parking shown in the lower left below. It costs about 10 euros in season, but free when we went in early May. Then a short walk out to the beach. When we first reach the beach, there is a restaurant and some beach rentals to your right, but the rest of the beach is free of commercial enterprise, or at least it was when we went. Perhaps in high summer, there are some popup vendors. This main part of the beach near the parking is wide, with fine sand and shallow water, and very small waves. This is a good area for very little kids.
It was quite windy the day we were there, so we walked left, all the way around the gulf to a sheltered part on the northeast side. The beach was more rocky there and the water deeper, but also less people and less wind that day.
To get here, use the map below (click for interactive map). GPS for parking: 41.467488, 9.264840.
Now for some pictures. Path to the beach from the parking.
Here’s what the beach looks like at the end of the path from the parking lot.
Looking north up the beach, very shallow water here.
After walking down the beach, looking back at the main sandy portion.
You must climb over the rocks to reach the next part of the beach. Nice to have water shoes here.
A few secluded beaches among the rocks with a little shade.
The beaches on the north side are pebbly, not so sandy.
Our beach on the northeast corner, with a bit of a wind break.
The water gets deeper faster in this section, so better for swimmers, not very little kids.
Looking back at our little spot on the northeast corner.
The landscape can be quite dry, but some areas are lush, like this grassy area behind the beach.